Friday, May 23, 2003

Obituary: Richard A. Launder - Class of 1947

MADISON - Richard A. Launder, age 73, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2003, at the VA Hospital, Madison. He was born on June 28, 1929, in Madison, Wis., the son of Arnold and Agnes (Dempsey) Launder. Richard graduated from Central High School in 1947, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy following graduation. He was a chief petty officer in the Medical Corps, on the USS Boxer during the Korean conflict, serving for 20 years in the U.S. Navy. Richard was a resident at City View Nursing Home and was active in nursing home activities, especially enjoying bingo. He is survived by his four children, Laurie Dickerson of Ruckersville, Va., Larry Launder of Laurel, Md., Lynda Booye of Laurel, Md., and Lance Launder of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and their mother, Arlene Launder of Port Charlotte, Fla.; four grandchildren, Christal, Angelic, Larry Jr. and Amber; four great-grandchildren, Earl, Braxton, Blayane and Cierra; and a brother, Robert (Pat) Launder of Madison. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Delores Starkey. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the City View Nursing Home staff for the kindness towards Richard during his residency at the nursing home, also thank you to the doctors and nurses at the VA Hospital SIC Unit. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2003, at JOYCE-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Odana Road, Madison. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of the services at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to City View Nursing Home Activity Unit, 3030 City View Drive, Madison, WI 53718. Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home 5701 Odana Road (608) 274-1000

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 23, 2003

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